You may already be aware of how cruel animal testing is, or you might be here to find out more about just how unnecessary the testing of cosmetic products on animals is. Whatever the reason, we believe that we can provide you with a solid argument against animal testing to make you want to finally put your foot down and make a change.
1. Animal testing is worse than you think
The animals that are used for this type of experimentation are often confined to small cages where they must live in inhumane conditions. Each year, millions of animals are tortured, maimed and killed in the name of creating a new cosmetic product. These animals are constantly living in fear, living nothing but a life of suffering.
2. There’s no longer any need to test on animals
While a lot of companies continue to claim that animal testing is the only way to ensure that certain ingredients are safe enough for humans, modern technologies actually mean that there are alternatives to this type of testing. Vitro testing, cultured cell tissues and computer models have plenty of advantages over harming innocent animals.
3. Cats and dogs are often used in experiments
You might think that it’s only smaller animals such as mice and rabbits that are tested on, but in fact, some companies use cats, dogs and even chimps. A statistic from 2013 claimed that a staggering 67,772 dogs and 24,221 cats were used throughout the U.S. for animal testing. You wouldn’t treat your pet that way, so why would you buy a product that’s been created by a company that has deprived animals of their basic rights.
4. You’ll have healthier skin
Many of the more mainstream cosmetics tend to contain harsh toxins or chemicals that are no good for our skin so switching to cruelty free skincare will mean that you’ll be more drawn to products that are healthier for you.
5. You can support new businesses
Being more mindful of the products that you’re purchasing can encourage you to look
toward smaller, local businesses that you might have otherwise overlooked. This is great news for companies that base their values on providing cruelty-free products.
6. Justice for animals
According to the law, animals that are used in laboratory testing form part of a category
that are not protected against animal abuse. Many organizations are standing up to this
nonsensical idea and demanding justice for all animals regardless of whether they’re in a lab or not.
7. Many quality brands are offering cruelty-free products
Choosing to only buy cruelty-free products doesn’t mean that you’ll be limiting yourself to what you can buy. In fact, there are plenty of reputable brands out there that pride
themselves on being cruelty-free, and this is something that’s (thankfully) becoming more and more common.
8. You can help to promote a better global vision
Many countries have already made the step to ban animal testing for cosmetic purposes. These include the European Union, Israel, Norway, South Korea, and Switzerland. If this doesn’t demonstrate how unethical it is then what does?
9. It’s a more eco-friendly option
It’s not only cosmetics that are routinely tested on animals but cleaning products too so
making this switch too will make your home a lot more eco-friendly. These products will
contain less toxic ingredients making them better for the environment, for your health and for the health of your pets.
10. Doing good will make you feel good
The beauty industry often likes to hide the fact that animal testing is a very real problem. However, now that you’re aware of the problem you’ll be able to make a more informed decision about the products that you’re buying and how your positive choices are having an impact on the world.